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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jun 2, 2019 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Springer's Inn

the nitrous helped once they got there

his view of Jerry
"Some call Jerry a guru, but that doesn’t mean much: he is just one of those extraordinary human beings who looks you right in the eyes, smiles encouragement, and waits for you to become yourself. However complex, he is entirely open and unenigmatic. He can be vain, self-assertive, and even pompous, but he doesn’t fool around with false apology. More than anything else he is cheery – mordant and ironic at times, but undauntedly optimistic. He’s been through thinking life is but a joke, but it’s still a game to be played with relish and passionately enjoyed. Probably really ugly as a kid – lumpy, fat-faced, and frizzy haired – he is now beautiful, his trimmed hair and beard a dense black aureole around his beaming eyes. His body has an even grace, his face a restless eagerness, and a gentleness not to be confused with “niceness,” is his manner. His intelligence is quick and precise, and he can be devastatingly articulate, his dancing hands playing perfect accompaniment to his words."

could have done without the ugly part but warts and all

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 2, 2019 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Springer's Inn

Hated that part too. The only false note. The rest is a soaring solo, confident and melodic, not overlong, and drops us right back down on the one.
This paragraph has always been to me the best quick sketch you could ever read about who he was at that point in his life. It has balance and depth, not your typical piece where the counter culture hero is fawned over.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 2, 2019 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Springer's Inn

Thanks; it was good reading that stuff again...moved offices, and yesterday I "took down" my Jerry and MtnGirl photo (the one we've seen here many times prior)...moved and "reposted" it at the new location. 24 yrs ago this summer it was placed on my door--hard to believe; anyhoo, that's the Jerry described here.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 3, 2019 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Springer's Inn

This guy...

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 3, 2019 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Springer's Inn

Yes, that's the guy, yer honor. I'd know him anywhere!